Jan 20, 2013 4:30pm PST
obama in some quarters is searing. hear how sean hannity greeted the obama victory in november -- >> america wanted barack obama for four more years, and now we have him. by the way, good luck with that. chris: that was a bit sarcastic. today as the president take the oath, the new nbc wall street poll traces a geographic divide. 60% of americans who live in cities say they like the president personally, and like his policies. in the suburbs 43% like him and his policies. but in rural areas it's just 27%. and that's what you see playing out in congress. also inside the poll 6-10 strong republicans dislike the president personally as well as his policies. joe, there's a deep groove of resistance out there, and i guess the question is, how does the first term look, when you look back on it, compared to how it's looking? >> he's going to drive them completely crazy, those 60% of hrps in this term. and the reason for it is that there's an enormous story that we're missing, and that is we have had two important votes in the last three weeks. one was on sandy, the other was on raisin
Jan 27, 2013 11:00am EST
, steady and confident hillary clinton? and the real obama. the president launched the next four years with a vision of his heart as crystal clear as the bracing inaugural air. the obama message to history, this is our moment. and we will seize it. so will the republicans stonewall? or compromise? will they fight or switch? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. and with us today, next us a chuck todd. "the washington post's" kathleen parker. nbc's kelly o'donnell and the "national journal," chris frates. first up, hillary clinton gave as good as she got when peppered by challenging questions on benghazi this week. the reviews were she showed the graph tass and confidence, confidence a potential presidential candidate could. not hard to see the outlines. democrats outdid each other in ladding secretary clinton's remarkable four years but republicans seemed eager to rough up the woman some clearly want to keep out of the white house. and this was the exchange. that drew the most attention. between senator clinton, secretary clinton now and senator ron johnson of wisconsin. >> we were
Jan 28, 2013 12:00am PST
, the aggressive barack obama and the worried republicans. plus scoops and predictions chris: welcome back. no less than "the new york times" has called president obama's inaugural address aggressive. we can all agree the president spoke clearly. >> preserving our individual freedom ultimately requires collective action. for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well in a growing many barely make it. chris: this speech has taken a week to gel. and the geling has suggesting that the republicans have a choice. either they go along with the president on some things, try to improve on immigration, on guns, hit their mark on these bills, or they stand back and play protest politics. what are they going to do? >> i found an interesting poll, "the wall street journal" and he made it seem maybe we should try to make legislation better. try to have some input on things. i think there's still a split among republicans how much to do that. i know there are a lot of conservative republicans who sit there and say we walked away from health care, what a mistake.